Science phone-in podcasts answering science questions and discussing topical science news stories...

30 March 2012

What substances are in snake venom? Where is sea-level measured? Are any of my cells the original ones I was born with...

23 March 2012

What causes jaundice in newborn babies? What is vitiligo? How do liquids behave in space? What causes cardiac arrests?...

09 March 2012

Does alcohol affect men and women the same way? Do other animals menstruate? Does intensive training affect a woman...

02 March 2012

What does the genetic fingerprint of Ozti, the 5300-year-old Alpine iceman, reveal? Why do bubbles in a Guinness go...

24 February 2012

Can we grow a hamburger in a dish? What's the one meat that vegetarians can ethically eat? Do ants regard rival...

17 February 2012

Why is amputation necessary in cases of gangrene? What is aspartame and can it cause Alzheimer's? What's the...

10 February 2012

What is freezing rain, do cats control their owners, how do accents arise, why does hair go grey? What causes deja-vu?

27 January 2012

Should wounds be left open or covered up? Why toenails - but not thumbnails - ingrow, what is hydatid disease?

20 January 2012

How much water should you drink in a day? Can miscarriages be prevented? What's the point of flies?

13 January 2012

Are cellphones safe? Why should cornflour make irradiated skin more comfortable? Why do dogs turn in circles before...

25 November 2011

What is the best way to manage autism? Do we swap molecules when we touch each other? Can my koi recognise my voice?

18 November 2011

Is there any evidence for acupuncture? Compared with coffee left to stand, why does freshly-brewed make a different...

11 November 2011

Is there an injection for weight loss, and can pigeons tell each other apart?

04 November 2011

Why do more eggs means less water in an egg boiler? Does a hip replacement shorten a leg? Where do beetles go in winter...

28 October 2011

Why do electric clocks lose time, what's smaller than an atom, what is sickle cell disease, does ice stop a nose-...

21 October 2011

This week, why does a bout of flu leave you with blocked ears? Can grapefruits be engineered to taste like meat? Why is...

14 October 2011

After telling us how the bubonic plague bacterium, which wiped out half the population of Europe in the middle ages,...

07 October 2011

Why do some things dissolve but others don't, what are the stains on the towels at the gym and how do astronauts...

30 September 2011

Why do onions make you cry and will a frozen onion have the same tear-jerking effect? What medicinal qualities does...

16 September 2011

Does cooking with gas taste better, why are yawns infectious, how does carbon dating work, what is spontaneous human...

02 September 2011

Where does the energy come from that keeps electrons in orbit within an atom? Can cars and truck weigh themselves like...

19 August 2011

Where and in what volume is mucus made in the body? Why do bums look darker that skin elsewhere on the body? How does...

12 August 2011

What makes the eye's pupils change size? Does scratching a coin make a machine more likely to accept it? Why does...

05 August 2011

NASA announce signs of running water on Mars and scientists turn skin cells into brain cells. Plus the answers to why...